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Oct 19, 2017

Hunger for the Great Way is essential if you are to complete Zen training.  However, it is not a sprint.  It is the effort of a lifetime.  So how do you pace yourself?

In this Dharma Talk given by Rinsen Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo, he explores the role that Ango plays in the annual training cycle, and why it is important to intensify and relax at the correct times.

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Oct 16, 2017

This is a dharma talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.   In this talk, Rinsen Sensei explores case 38 of the Gateless Gate (Wuzu’s ox tail).    Rinsen Sensei asks how we can discover our true selves and live authentically, rather than get hooked into the stories we (and others) tell.  

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Oct 12, 2017

This is a Dharma talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk, Rinsen Sensei explores Illness, Old Age, and Death with the Passing of Buddha and his final teaching from his Death Bed.

 

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Oct 9, 2017

This is a Dharma Talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  In this talk Rinsen Sensei explores the radiating mind and what is left when we drop the stories we create about ourselves.

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Oct 5, 2017

This is a Dharma Talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  In this talk Rinsen Sensei explores how taking Refuge in the Buddha and the teachings is the opening step to practice of the Way.

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Oct 2, 2017

This talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo. Sensei explores the 

Sep 28, 2017

This talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  In this talk, Rinsen uses case 97 from the Book of Serenity.  Rinsen uses this ancient case to explore how we meet the reality of each moment in a world of ever changing and unexpected circumstances.

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Sep 25, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik at the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk, Rinsen Sensei talks about practicing within the community and the importance of Sesshin.

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Sep 21, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  Rinsen Sensei presents case 33 of the Gateless Gate, “Mazu’s Not Mind, Not Buddha. 

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Sep 18, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk, Rinsen Sensei explores case 32 of the Mumonkan, “The Buddha Responds to an Outsider"

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Sep 14, 2017

This question and answer period was lead by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  Rinsen departs from the usual talk format and takes questions from the Sangha.   

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Sep 7, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik at the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk, Rinsen Sensei talks about the story of the Buddha and Bodhi Day.

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Sep 4, 2017

This Dharma talk and discussion was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  Rinsen Sensei discusses the physicality of sitting zazen and it’s importance to our practice before diving into case 31 of the Gateless Gate.  

“Joshu Investigates an Old Woman” tells of Master Joshu’s encounter with an old lady selling cakes at the side of the road.  But this is no ordinary woman.  What did Joshu see?  Rinsen discusses the difference between koan study and koan introspection as tools in examining these seemingly opaque tales.

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Aug 31, 2017

This Dharma talk and discussion was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  In this talk, Rinsen Sensei explores case 37 of the Gateless Gate, (Joshu’s Oak Tree).  Rinsen explores the nature of koan practice and how it can be used to help us unhook from the words that describe a moment, and plug directly into that moment.

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Aug 28, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik at the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk, Rinsen Sensei discusses the kind of intelligence that goes beyond boundaries.

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Aug 24, 2017

This talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  Rinsen Sensei addresses a hate crime that occurred in the Toledo area, and the response of the community. 

The teachings of Buddhism present a response of compassion that is not surrender or acquiescence.  How do we get to that place, when our conditioning pushes to meet anger with anger?

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Aug 21, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik at the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk, Rinsen Sensei explores Case 39 of the Gateless Gate, Yunmen's "You Have Misspoken".

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Aug 17, 2017

This talk Dharma talk was given by Rinsen Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo during Spring Ango of 2017.  Rinsen explores the nature of fundamental perfection and how it runs counter to the stories we tend to tell about ourselves.  

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Aug 14, 2017

In this Dharma talk, Rinsen Sensei uses Tosotsu’s Three Barriers (Gateless Gate case #47) as a tool to examine the way we navigate our Buddhist practice.  Rinsen emphasizes that we don’t have to have a logical understanding of the entire process for it to do its work.  

Often, we interrupt our own practice by insisting that we have more mental candy.  In the Dharma we are invited to let go of the mental candy.  Learn to sit and trust the sitting.  Allow for time to digest and integrate.

Aug 10, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by Rinsen Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo in 2016

Everything that we do depends in the state of our heart and mind.  Our own actions, however good can be tainted if our heart is not centred in wisdom and equanimity.  The ability to respond fully and freely to the troubles of the world depends not being attached to our vision of the desired outcome.  For this reason, in the practice of Zen, if you want to save the world, you start with Zazen.

Aug 7, 2017

How do you respond when neither words nor silence will do?  Rinsen Sensei explores the imperative to answer this moment in this dharma talk.

Aug 3, 2017

This dharma talk was given by Rinsen Sensei, Abbot of the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

In this talk, Rinsen Sensei returns to the teachings of the 14th Century Korean Zen Master, T’aego Bowu.  Rinsen explores the balance of bravery and compassion that we must have with ourselves as we train the wild horses that are our own mind.

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Jul 31, 2017

This dharma talk given by Rinsen Sensei, Abbot of the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

Rinsen Sensei draws on Case 24 of the Mumonkon, Fuketsu’s “Equality and Differentiation”

The living Dharma is not a matter of knowing the correct philosophical assertions.  When pressed to respond by the imperative of this life, how will we show up?

Jul 29, 2017

This dharma talk was given by Rinsen Sensei on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  Working with Case 23 of the Gateless Gate, Rinsen Sensei explores the story and meaning of the transmission of the Buddha’s Robe.  The talk was given as the 2017 Jukai initiates each sewed their rakusu in preparation for their Jukai ceremony, continuing the transmission.

Jul 27, 2017

The Buddhist Temple of Toledo presents a talk and discussion lead by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik during a Jukai Sesshin in August of 2016.

Reverend Rinsen begins with Case 23 of the Gateless Gate, "Huineng's Neither Good Nor Evil", and expands on the story of the 6th ancestor in the Zen lineage.  

Huineng's transmission was not well received by his fellow monks.  A monk named Ming chased the 6th Ancestor across the countryside, leading to a famous encounter that points towards the nature of attachment and the relationship between the Dharma and the Robe of the Buddha.  What is most important in this practice?

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